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Robert W. Curran

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  • Security threat at Baltimore police station raises questions about public access

    Security threat at Baltimore police station raises questions about public access
    The recent security breach at a Baltimore Police station — the second incident in five months — is raising questions about whether the city strikes the right balance between making such buildings accessible and protecting those inside. On...
  • Democratic club looks to reinvent Baltimore tradition

    Democratic club looks to reinvent Baltimore tradition
    Long gone are the days when Harry "Soft Shoes" McGuirk ruled South Baltimore's Stonewall Democratic Club as a benevolent despot, the last of the city's old-school political bosses. So, too, is the era when the Curran family's United Third District...
  • City didn't have enough staff to monitor speed cameras, officials testify

    City didn't have enough staff to monitor speed cameras, officials testify
    Baltimore's once-extensive speed camera program failed in part because the city didn't have enough staff to monitor the rush of tickets generated, three officials testified before a City Council investigative committee Monday. Deputy Mayor Khalil Zaied,...
  • Councilman wants health grades displayed at Baltimore restaurants

    Councilman wants health grades displayed at Baltimore restaurants
    A city councilman is pushing a bill that would require every restaurant in Baltimore to post a health grade based on the facility's cleanliness — but some restaurants are pushing back. "We know this policy has been proven across the country to be...
  • Council passes body camera bill, plastic bag ban, but veto looms

    Council passes body camera bill, plastic bag ban, but veto looms
    The City Council voted Monday to ban plastic grocery bags and require all of Baltimore's nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras. But Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promptly repeated her pledge to veto both bills. "I can't sign legislation...
  • Mayoral vetoes: sometimes common, sometimes not

    For more than a decade, mayoral vetoes were practically unheard of in Baltimore. Not anymore. Within the past three months, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has vetoed or vowed to veto three City Council bills — legislation empowering the council to...
  • City Hall theater

    City Hall theater
    No sooner had the Baltimore City Council taken a strong step in defiance of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's promised vetoes of two controversial bills Monday night than they announced their intentions to cave under the pressure and let her have her way....
  • Hogan defeats Brown

    Hogan defeats Brown
    Republican Larry Hogan's campaign to "Change Maryland" scored a stunning upset Tuesday as he defeated Democrat Anthony G. Brown in the race for governor. Hogan, 58, ran on a promise to curb state spending and cut taxes. He will become Maryland's...
  • Fee on plastic bags distributed in Baltimore wins committee approval

    Fee on plastic bags distributed in Baltimore wins committee approval
    Customers who shop in Baltimore would have to pay 5 cents for each plastic bag at supermarkets and other merchants under legislation that's making its way through the City Council. A key council committee voted Wednesday to send the measure to the...
  • Councilman wants new Baltimore animal shelter

    Councilman wants new Baltimore animal shelter
    Poor ventilation and overcrowding at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter have prompted City Councilman Robert W. Curran to call for a plan to come up with $18 million to build a new animal shelter. At a council work session Tuesday, Curran...
  • City Council nominee a polarizing figure in Federal Hill

    City Council nominee a polarizing figure in Federal Hill
    To his friends and supporters, Eric T. Costello is just what the City Council needs: a smart, hard-working community president with financial experience that could save taxpayers money. To his critics, however, Costello is just what Baltimore doesn't...